Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Hot off my easel! This is the first in a series of paintings I am doing that considers what defines an image being sexual. I've painted a woman who is in the act of sex, but with everything else from the scene removed, including the man. The lines wrapping around her body are supposed to convey the feeling of an orgasm.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Hlaska has just launched a new line of nautically inspired bags. I've always been a fan of Hlaska for a few reasons: they are based in San Francisco, design great leather goods, and they have a really cool retail store on Fillmore Street. I've become a huge fan of waxwear canvas bags, and love my Jack Spade Industrial Field bag. Waxwear looks phenomenal as it ages. If I didn't already have a killer bag, I would certainly buy the Hlaska Oceanist Large Messenger, in black of course. In fact, many of the design cues on the bag come straight from Jack Spade designs, but that's a good thing. There are tons of great features in this bag:
- Waxwear canvas body.
- Leather accents on the flaps.
- Locking metal closures.
- Magazine pocket.
- Most importantly, the cool little metal emblem that is inside all Hlaska bags.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
I just recently started listening to the LP Hospice by The Antlers. It's one of those rare LPs in indy rock that falls into a special group. Records that consist of aural strata, layers of sound, that require multiple listens to digest. These type of records age over time like leather, growing with you, but always there to depend on. Records that you can't help but listen to from start to finish, in the original order. Records that must remain complete albums. I strongly feel that this is one of those epic indy rock records that will require a set aside amount of time each year to appreciate it's timelessness. To prove just how great this record is, here is a 20 minute set by The Antlers on NPR.
Since i'm on the topic of timeless indy records, full of depth, here is a list of just a few, in order of my discovering them... This could possibly be the start of a list of my all time favorite indy rock epics, but only just a start. Which would you add?
- Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
- Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
- The Dears No Cities Left
- The Frames Burn the Maps
- Guillemots Through the Windowpane
- The National Boxer
Friday, August 07, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I've seen various pics float around on the web of girls on bicycles. Looks like they are being aggregated by the Girls on Bicycles! blog. Here's a sample of a cute redhead on the site. Did I mention I have a thing for redheads? Especially redheads on bicycles.